Dec 03, 2011
Mallanda Inducted into NIAAA Hall of Fame
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (December 13, 2011) — Twelve high school athletic directors were inducted into the third Hall of Fame class of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) in Indianapolis, Indiana, during banquet festivities at the 42nd annual National Athletic Directors Conference co-sponsored by the NIAAA and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).
This year’s conference was held December 9-13 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
The 2011 NIAAA Hall of Fame class includes Fred Balsamo, CMAA, Wallingford, Connecticut; Robert Buckanavage, Yardley, Pennsylvania; Priscilla Dillow, CMAA, Plainfield, Indiana; Thomas E. Frederick, (deceased), NFHS staff; Alan Mallanda, CMAA, Lake Luzerne, New York; Herb Meyer, CAA, Oceanside, California; Bruce Miller, Ed.D., Las Vegas, Nevada; ; Arthur Newcomer, Ed.D., CAA, Overland Park, Kansas; John Olson, CMAA, Ph.D., Madison, Wisconsin; James Omps, CAA, Winchester, Virginia; Martin Ryan, CMAA, Wells, Maine; and Barbara Twardus, CAA, Seattle, Washington.
Alan Mallanda, CMAA, New York
Alan Mallanda retired in 2003 after 36 years as a teacher, coach, official and athletic administrator in four New York school districts. The final 20 years of his career were spent in the Corning-Painted Post Area (New York) School District.
Although he is retired from school duties, Mallanda is still active in athletic administration. He is currently serving as the executive director of the New York State Athletic Administrators Association (NYSAAA), a position he has held since 2000.
After serving as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and athletic director in three smaller New York school districts for 16 years, Mallanda became director of athletics in the Corning-Painted Post Area School District in 1983. He administered a physical education and athletics program for two high schools, two middle schools and nine elementary schools involving 5,800 students, 32 full-time staff and 125 coaches.
At the national level, Mallanda was a charter member of the NIAAA in 1977 and has since served as president (1993), chair of the Professional Development Committee (1989) and state delegate (1981-2000). Mallanda was a member of the NIAAA Board of Directors from 1990 to 1994, a member of the first NIAAA Strategic Planning Committee and a conference workshop speaker on four separate occasions. He has been a member of the Leadership Training Institute’s National Faculty since 1996, and he currently holds a position on the NIAAA’s Accreditation Committee.
Mallanda was instrumental in co-authoring three national publications of the NFHS/NIAAA—“A Guide for College-Bound Student-Athletes and Their Parents,” “A Profile for Athletic Administrators in the Nineties” and “Fund Raising Guidelines.”
Mallanda is also a member of the National Executive Directors Council. He was one of the original eight individuals on the Organizing Committee and has been the Program Committee chair. He began a two-year term as vice chair to the Executive Board this year.
Mallanda has had a profound impact on athletic administration at the state level as well. Prior to serving as executive director for the NYSAAA for 11 years, he held the positions of president (1986), secretary (1983-1985), Professional Development chair (1981-83) and Finance Committee chair (1988-1999). He has also been the organization’s newsletter editor and publisher since 2003 and delivered presentations at seven different NYSAAA Conferences between 1983 and 1998.
Mallanda, who received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from State University of New York, Cortland, is a member of the New York State Coaches Association’s 100-win club in baseball. He has coached teams in baseball (10 years), football (eight years), gymnastics (eight years) and basketball (two years) and is also a certified New York State basketball official.
The honors bestowed upon Mallanda include the NFHS Citation in 1987, NIAAA State Award of Merit (1991) and NIAAA Award of Merit (2001). In 2011, Mallanda was inducted into the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Section 4 Hall of Fame.